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Ina Garten Does Not Approve Of Serving Dinner On Colorful Plates
By Kalea Martin
For any dish she makes, Ina Garten opts for white plates, believing they showcase food the best. She avoids colorful plates, emphasizing that the plate should complement the food.
Garten favors dinnerware from Williams-Sonoma and Crate & Barrel, particularly Pillivuyt and Apilco, for their extensive selection of white china.
Professional chefs often consider the color of plates, avoiding red for salads as it can distract from the green, and blue for desserts as it makes them seem less sweet.
According to Oxford University psychologist Charles Spence, white plates impact our taste perception; they make food stand out visually and increase the perception of sweetness.